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Can Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Be Cured
Generally Not: Personality disorders are generally not curable. They can be modified in some cases with a lot of therapy over a long time. However, since those with narcissistic pd are likely to think that if there is a problem then it someone else and not themselves, they often are not very amenable to therapy actually working. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
A condition characterized by a general pattern of concern with orderliness, perfectionism, excessive attention to details, mental and interpersonal control, and a need for ...Read more
Can major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder be cured?
All at once or: All at once, or one at a time? Those are 3 major disorders and there are many types of each of them. So the answer is yes, and no. It depends on which disorder and how much of a physiological component there is in each illness. You can not cure diabetes, but you can learn to control it. That is true of many psychological disorders as well. ...Read more
Therapy/medication: Treatments using cognitive-behavioral therapy and medication can be very helpful for obcessive compulsive disorder. ...Read more
There are multiple: factors which cause all mental illnesses. It is impossible to answer such a broad question with 400 characters. Be more specific. Does the person have one or all three diagnosis? ...Read more
Can obsessive compulsive disorder be treated with cognitive therapy or is medication use more common?
Both are common: Many people receive relief from ocd symptoms with medications and/or therapy. Discuss this with your doctor and select a treatment plan that's best for you. Both medications and cognitive behavior therapy are common treatments (separately and in combination) for obsessive-compulsive disorder. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Know Your O's & C's: Ocd can boss u around & try 2 spook u. It can rob ur life of fun & joy & it can really take a toll on ur relationships. It causes some people great anguish & suffering. Make it ur mission to learn all about it -the various forms it takes & how exposure & response prevention (erp) treatment can help. Find trustworthy sources of info like ocfoundation.Org for self help try http://bit.Ly/12daeql. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can you suggest drugs for the delusional psyochosis/schizophrenia, obsessive compulsive disorder?
But not a part of BD: There really is nothing to keep a person from having elements of all sorts of things. You can have diabetes and arthritis, right? Some oc thinking may be below diagnostic level, or it may meet the criteria. Mood swings can be below bipolar, too. The important thing is to find the best techniques to live a good life. A good therapist can help you understand yourself (more important than labels!). ...Read more
A Bit of Info: A disorder characterized by obsessions ; compulsions. Obsessions =unwanted thoughts that get stuck in ur head. They can spook u ; trick u so that u come 2 believe the thoughts r real or that they mean something. They can also trick u into performing actions/rituals 2 chase away these thoughts ("compulsions"). See http://bit.Ly/ykpajd. Exposure ; response prevention = effective treatment. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
With dissociation,: I think healing is a more accurate term. Mental processes are like a dance, and we're always balancing something. With treatment of dissociative disorders, one may become more resilient to the things which previously triggered dissociation, so that this is no longer the automatic coping response. One has more gears, in a way. Dissociation leaves you without choice -- treatment provides these. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: The dsm IV criteria for diagnosing OCD can be found here http://www.Biologicalunhappiness.Com/dsm-ocd.Htm. ...Read more
ERP therapy: Exposure & response prevention (erp) for ocd works, but only if you work & stay committed to it w/ a therapist who will push you to stretch your limits but not so hard that it feels impossible, & will support you through setbacks & encourage you to keep on pushing your limits. If you keep working on it, little by little you will be successful. SSRI meds are sometimes a good adjunct to ERP. ...Read more
Medications: Schizoaffective disorder has prominent mood problems as well as psychosis, so several types of medications may be needed--antipsychotics, antidepressants, and mood stabilizers. They can markedly reduce overall symptoms and improve quality of life when they work but also can produce side effects that can make patients reluctant to stay on the medications. ...Read more
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